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Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Tempering Sharp Increase in Teaching Hours

Hawaii Lawmakers Mull Tempering Sharp Increase in Teaching Hours

The state continues to wrestle with the amount of time students should spend in the classroom.
Underage Voters?

Underage Voters?

Senator Chun Oakland isn't kidding about proposal to lower voting age to 16.
DOE Gets Heat for Tardy $25M Request for Classroom Cooling

DOE Gets Heat for Tardy $25M Request for Classroom Cooling

School board members ask why DOE was so late in putting air conditioning in budget proposals to state.
Department of Education Risks Millions With Digital Classroom Program

Department of Education Risks Millions With Digital Classroom Program

If the Hawaii DOE fails with an $8-million pilot project to put computers before every student, it will lose a lot more.
Public Preschool Plan, School Lands Development Bills Down To Final Test

Public Preschool Plan, School Lands Development Bills Down To Final Test

Bills to clear committee with compromises; 900 Hawaii kids will have preschool next year.
Hana High School Girls Earn ‘Life-Changing’ Gates Millennium Scholarships

Hana High School Girls Earn ‘Life-Changing’ Gates Millennium Scholarships

Second consecutive year for three Hana seniors to win full-ride scholarship.
Taken for a Ride: Will Innovative School Bus Plan Really Bring Down Costs? Katherine Poythress/Civil Beat

Taken for a Ride: Will Innovative School Bus Plan Really Bring Down Costs?

New Hawaii school bus contracts would be based on ride times versus routes.
Ed Board: Teachers Not Abusing Sick Leave Nathan Eagle/Civil Beat

Ed Board: Teachers Not Abusing Sick Leave

BOE also reassured by turnover data showing many teachers leave their jobs for reasons other than dissatisfaction.
Hawaii Teachers Union Reaches Deal With State On New Contract

Hawaii Teachers Union Reaches Deal With State On New Contract

Two-year labor dispute would come to an end if teachers ratify contract.